Reset. Psychedelic mushrooms already have a reputation for helping people open their minds and broaden their perspective on the world. They have shown an ability to combat mental disorders like depression and anxiety. Now, research is showing that the magic mushrooms can actually help physically rebuild a damaged brain. In a study conducted by the University of South Florida and published in 2013 in the Experimental Brain Research journal, researchers measured the effects of mushrooms on mice that had been conditioned to fear certain stimuli. The results were striking: Not only could psilocybin, the main active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, help them get over their fear, it promoted cell growth and regeneration in their brains. Psilocybin Mushrooms Via: Atomazul During the experiment, mice were exposed to an auditory tone while receiving an electric shock, training them to fear the noise even when the shock was not administered.
The therapeutic value seems clear. The Hawks Eye Mushroom Spores Shrooms Potent Mushrooms Azurescen. The psilocybe Azurescen is a very powerful and mysterious mushroom. Its nick name is "Flying Saucers" because of its similar shape to UFO's. It has been tested to be the most potent mushroom on this planet, although that is debatable by some. How humorous God shaped His most potent psilocybe mushroom like a UFO. The ps. azurescen was first discovered in Astoria Oregon, United States in 1995. There is a lot to inform you of about this sacred mushroom and this species deserves a lot of attention and a proper introduction. Same outdoor bed as above but more mature. Young specimens growing in the brush. Peeking their caps above the canopy. Domesticated outdoor bed of azures growing on alder wood chips among leaves in backyard.
Close up of azures. Tall growing Azurescen held in hand. Glistening in the morning dew. A close family of azures. Mature mushrooms dropping spores. A close up, the mushroom in the middle is a psilocybe cyanescen, a sister species to the azures. showing the gills. Personality change. Thursday, September 29, 2011 Psilocybn A single high dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called "magic mushrooms," was enough to bring about a measureable personality change lasting at least a year in nearly 60 percent of the 51 participants in a new study, according to the Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted it.
Lasting change was found in the part of the personality known as openness, which includes traits related to imagination, aesthetics, feelings, abstract ideas and general broad-mindedness. Changes in these traits, measured on a widely used and scientifically validated personality inventory, were larger in magnitude than changes typically observed in healthy adults over decades of life experiences, the scientists say. Researchers in the field say that after the age of 30, personality doesn't usually change significantly.
"Normally, if anything, openness tends to decrease as people get older," says study leader Roland R. Magic mushroom trip mapped in the brain. Magic mushroom species Psilocybe cyanofriscosa Credit: Wikimedia LONDON: The effects of hallucinogenic drugs as they pass through the brain have been mapped for the first time, providing insight into the drug’s effects on consciousness and mood. Psychedelic drugs such as ‘magic mushrooms’ contain the active compound psilocybin, which causes hallucinations and existential experiences, but until now the causes behind this effect have been unknown. Publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today, researchers from the Imperial College London used fMRI techniques to map the activity, blood flow and oxygenation in the brains of 30 human volunteers under the influence of either psilocybin or a placebo.
They found decreased activity in key parts of the brain that connect surrounding regions responsible for connectivity and information flow across the brain. How psilocybin makes you feel A therapeutic tool? Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 years. It's something you would never expect to go missing, but one of the world's brightest glow-in-the-dark mushrooms has been rediscovered after an absence of more than 170 years, according to USA Today. The bioluminescent shrooms had become a Brazilian legend of sorts. They were first spied in 1840 by an English botanist named George Gardner, who was alarmed after he saw some boys playing with a glowing object in the streets of Vila de Natividad, a village in the Goiás state in central Brazil.
After that, no more sightings of the brightly glowing fungus had ever been reported. The mushroom was nearly forgotten until 2002, when Brazilian chemist Cassius Stevani came across Gardner's early reports. Then, in 2005, a breakthrough occurred. Izar and Fragaszy scooped up specimens and contacted Stevani, who later confirmed that the mushrooms were indeed Gardner's long lost species. One thing researchers are certain of, however, is that these mushrooms are poisonous. Psilocybin, the Drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms,' Lifts Mood and Increases Compassion Over the Long Term. The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in “bad trips” marked by terror and panic.
The trick is to get the dose just right, which the Johns Hopkins researchers report having accomplished. In their study, the Hopkins scientists were able to reliably induce transcendental experiences in volunteers, which offered long-lasting psychological growth and helped people find peace in their lives — without the negative effects. (PHOTOS: Inside Colorado’s Marijuana Industry) “The important point here is that we found the sweet spot where we can optimize the positive persistent effects and avoid some of the fear and anxiety that can occur and can be quite disruptive,” says lead author Roland Griffiths, professor of behavioral biology at Hopkins.